Des Moines Register: 'Wind tax credits should be extended'
On Sunday, the Des Moines (Iowa) Register newspaper endorsed an extension of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), saying America "needs to encourage clean energy development."
Noting that Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign has called for an end to the PTC as part of an effort to provide a "level playing field" for various energy sources, the Register commented:
"The 'level playing field' argument is fair, but only as far as it goes. The playing field is uneven now in large part because of more than a century of investment in exploration and infrastructure made by consumers who pay utility bills to companies that use coal, ...